We’ve certainly come a long way with medicine,
but here we are in the 21st century and we are still riddled with disease, but it’s not the disease of the past. Hundreds of years ago we may fear infections like typhoid fever and tuberculosis. As opposed to yesterday’s fatal infectious diseases, today it’s disease of chronic inflammation and pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, auto-immune diseases, diseases of the digestive system like irritable bowel syndrome, and the list goes on and on. There is some medical treatment for some of these, but frankly, it’s really not very good. And that’s because there are huge lifestyle factors involved, including what you eat!
If you suffer from a disorder of inflammation and pain, even your healthy food may be making you sick! Even superfoods can be triggers. Nothing is off limits when someone has inflammation and food sensitivities. And I’ll just say, if you do have a disorder of inflammation it is very likely that removing offending substances from your diet will improve your health and reduce your symptoms.
Food hypersensitivities, which are different from food allergies, can have significant negative effect on our health. The important thing to note about hypersensitivities is that they can be very difficult to identify because they are dose dependent, and a reaction can be delayed up to 96 hours, or four days.
Enter the …. Mediator Release Test (MRT). It’s a patented test which assesses a person’s reactivity level to 150 food and food chemicals. Following receipt of results the patient is put on an individualized eating plan (the LEAP protocol), and results can be seen within 10 days to 14 days.
This program is amazing because without the use of medications, and simply by using the food that you eat you can reduce debilitating symptoms and begin to restore life and health.
Hear from real clients…
When I found Sandy last fall, I had been diagnosed with extreme adrenal fatigue. I felt that diagnosis in itself had come through many tests and trials. But even after I had been taking care of that problem and eliminating gluten and milk products from my diet, I was still in pain (especially at night) and I felt this was due to something in my diet. That was when I started searching for a nutritionist and after praying I found Sandy. I was thrilled to find someone who really wanted to help me. After the blood tests I realized I had been hurting my body with foods it couldn’t digest. After being on the diet for three months and gradually adding things back in, I’m pain free! I feel 10 years younger and have much more energy. I’m so thankful I found Sandy because she has really helped work through all this and now I feel like a new person.
-JoAnn Christenson | February 29, 2016
A thank you …
I want to thank you for helping me … I just wanted to let you know that I am a new person and I haven’t missed any school this because of my illness; last year by this time I had missed 15 days. So thank you!
-PA in Twin Falls, ID | Jan 07, 2016
I approached Sandy because I had low energy and could not lose weight in spite of exercise and basically healthy eating habits. Under Sandy’s guidance, I discovered that my body was reacting to many foods which I regularly consumed – thus the fatigue and weight challenges! Since altering my food intake, I have more energy and I’ve lost 10 pounds. Sandy is not only a skilled practitioner; she is also a great encourager!
-Rhonda in Nampa, ID | Jun 25, 2016
Sandy helped me resolve several health issues. Her sage advice and encouragement also helped me overcome some fears about changing my lifestyle. She is knowledgeable, well-trained and has a bright, optimistic spirit. We are so lucky to have her in Idaho.
-Judy Call in Twin Falls, ID | Apr 07, 2016
During my college years I came down with food poisoning that led to IBS-D (diarrhea). I immediately started to react with bloating, cramps, and gas to certain foods that I was able to eat just months before without a problem and struggled for almost a year with daily diarrhea. I went to a gastroenterologist, but was only ordered a colonoscopy, something that I didn’t end up doing because I became aware of the negative affects that they can have on digestive issues. That’s when I found Sandy and began working with her using the LEAP protocol, which was such a blessing. I really wanted someone coming from a holistic approach, using food as medicine, and that’s exactly what I found with Sandy. She was so supportive and really helped me to understand the role of diet and lifestyle on the digestive system and how important gut health is. Since then, I’ve been able to heal my gut and feel I’m at a better place now than even before that experience. Working with Sandy was a pivotal moment in my health journey and I definitely recommend working with her to anyone struggling with chronic illnesses.
-Noelle P in San Diego, CA | Sep 28, 2016
I have 100 lbs to lose and I could not do this without Sandy. I found her on the internet and from the moment I saw her website, credentials and what she offered I knew she was the nutritionist for me. I am very serious about losing weight and more importantly changing my eating choices. I am not willing to do it alone and the support and compassion mixed with her intelligence and expertise has helped me lose 31 lbs to date and 32 inches. And I have barely exercised. You should hire her.
-Rebecca Martin Woolsey in Nampa, ID | Jul 12, 2016
When I first saw Sandy, I was very sick, but didn’t know why. She suggested we have our home tested for mold and sure enough, an inspector found a leak in a heating and air line and extremely high levels of toxic molds in our home! Over the next year, Sandy walked with me through an elimination diet and helped me find nutritional supplements that I could tolerate without allergic reactions. She went above and beyond to help restore my health and I am very grateful!
-Julie C in Nampa, ID | May 23, 2016
Prior to when I started working with Sandy, I think I was ignorant that there was a natural way to control chronic conditions. When I was diagnosed with PCOS, I took the pills my doctor gave me and followed the instructions. The side affects I received from the medication were not worth the minor improvement to my overall health. I looked at my family and knew that I wanted to be around with them for as long as possible and something had to change.
It was by chance I crossed paths with Sandy, and I feel so blessed I did.
I was really surprise how thorough this treatment turned out to be. At first I was not pleased with seeing some of my favorite foods listed under what we call the “no-no!” list. I was surprised that, over time, as my body began to feel better, I really didn’t miss or crave those things I thought I couldn’t live without. I think it helps you really look forward to larger goal of overall health, and I have never been so creative with dinner!
I would recommend the Mediator Release Test and LEAP low-inflammatory eating plan in a heartbeat. I can see how it could be beneficial for anybody really. It can be hard but the benefits definitely out-way the diffiuclties. With Sandy’s guidance and this treatment, there is nothing that can get in your way of better health!!
-Anni Lubiens, Nampa, ID | January, 2015